Lee Sabath, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine

Lee Sabath

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420 Delaware ST SE
MMC 250
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Lee Sabath, M.D.is a Professor of Medicine and a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed a residency in Medicine at the Brigham in Boston. He took his junior residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 1960. Dr. Sabath was a Research Associate at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford and was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for nine years before coming here. He served as Division Director for ID at the University of Minnesota from 1974-1983. Dr. Sabaths major research areas has been antibiotic resistance of bacteria. He is currently working on vancomycin resistance of staphylococcal aureus, and on sudden cardiac death associated with exertion.



  • Sabath LD. Biochemical and physiological basis for antimicrobial susceptibility and resistance of Ps. aeruginosa. Rev Infect Dis 6(suppl. 3):S643-656, 1984.
  • Sabath LD. Mechanisms of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in strains of S. aureus. Ann Intern Med 97:339-344, 1982.
  • Sabath LD, Wheeler N, Laverdiere M, Blazevic D, Wildinson BJ. A new type of antibiotic resistance to Staphylococcus aureus. Lancet 1:443-447, 1977.